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Franchising To Continue Growth In 2016

Franchising Continues Growth

The Franchise Business Economic Outlook for 2016 report from IHS Economics for the International Franchise Association (IFA) found that economic growth among the franchise sector surpassed the rate of growth for non-franchise businesses among the entire economy. The improvement for the franchise industry is in part thanks to consumer spending and employment expansion. According to No Limit Agency Chief Brand Strategist Nick Powills, the unique approach franchises take to business has been one of the keys to their success.

Here are some other highlights from the report:

Franchising Continues Growth
Franchise Business Economic Outlook 2016

Franchise business conditions in 2015 were good and according to the report will continue in 2016. The franchise sector is expected to continue to grow at a pace that exceed the economy-wide growth of industries where franchises are concentrated:

  • Number of franchise establishments increased by 1.7% in 2015, and expect this pace of establishment growth to be maintained in 2016.
  • Output growth of franchise businesses in will accelerate from an estimated 5.6% in 2015 to 5.8% in 2016.
Franchise Business Economic Outlook 2007-2016
Franchise Business Economic Outlook 2007-2016
IFA President and CEO Robert Cresanti said “We are forecasting that for the sixth consecutive year, franchise businesses will grow at rates that exceed the economy-wide growth of industries where franchises are concentrated”. “Franchise businesses are showing tremendous capability to provide new jobs for working families and new businesses for first-time business owners across all sectors in local communities.”
In a report by ADP, it found that 2016 job growth in the U.S. franchise sector was up by 18,500 in February. While the numbers fell shy of those reported by ADP in January, when franchise jobs grew by 20,000, they still reflected the impact franchisees have in creating employment opportunities.
Infographics courtesy of the IFA

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